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Principles of Web Design: The Web Warrior Series, 6th Edition

  • Joel Sklar
  • ISBN-10: 1285852648  |  ISBN-13: 9781285852645
  • 672 Pages
  • Previous Editions: 2012, 2009, 2006
  • © 2015 | Published
  • College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $138.00
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PRINCIPLES OF WEB DESIGN, Sixth Edition, guides readers through the entire web site design process, while developing and enhancing HTML, CSS, and visual design skills along the way. Now updated to include designing web content for smartphones and tablets, this Sixth Edition features all-new sections on HTML5, CSS3, and responsive design as well as technical updates and new screen shots throughout. Beginning with the web design environment and the principles of sound web design, students will continue to planning site layout and navigation, and progress to web typography, colors and images, and more. With thought-provoking hands-on activities and projects, students will gain a solid foundation of designing successful, standards-based, responsive web sites that are portable across different operating systems, browsers, smartphones and tablets.

Features and Benefits

  • Discusses the latest HTML5 and CSS3 design trends, including building responsive web pages for smartphones and tablets.
  • Full color! This allows users to see the truly visual nature of the example web sites used to illustrate web design principles.
  • Updated code samples and hands-on activities let students “dive under the hood” and get plenty of coding experience.
  • Companion site (www.joelsklar.com/pwd6), provides additional information, code samples, and links for further research.

Table of Contents

1. HTML5.
2. Web Site Design Principles.
3. Site Planning.
4. Cascading Style Sheets.
5. Web Typography.
6. Box Properties.
7. Page Layouts.
8. Graphics and Color.
9. Site Navigation.
10. Data Tables.
11. Web Forms.
12. Responsive Web Design.
Appendix A: HTML Reference.
Appendix B: CSS Reference.

What's New

  • Includes updated examples and information on web design for smartphones and tablets.
  • Offers a new chapter on building responsive web pages.
  • Updated to reflect the latest HTML5 and CSS3 standards and capabilities, focusing on HTML5 elements that create structure and interaction on web pages.
  • Enhanced to include examples from recent web pages and browsers.
  • Provides new coding samples and instructions for designing contemporary web pages.


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Instructor Supplements

Online Instructor's Resource  (ISBN-10: 1285852656 | ISBN-13: 9781285852652)

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Meet the Author

Author Bio

Joel Sklar

Joel Sklar is an instructional designer and technical trainer specializing in HTML, XML, and Web technologies. He has taught markup languages and Web design to thousands of technical professionals in the New England area. Joel's consulting business offers a range of technical and design classes as well as customized courseware and e-learning development. Known for his lively hands-on demonstrations, Joel has presented at Web and technical conferences throughout the United States.